The Indonesian community has expressed an extraordinary level of excitement in anticipation of the friendly match between the Indonesian national team and Argentina, the reigning champions of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This remarkable enthusiasm was clearly evident through the rapid depletion of available match tickets. It has been reported that a staggering 20,000 tickets for the FIFA Matchday were completely sold out within a matter of minutes on the first day of public ticket sales, which took place on Tuesday (6/6/2023).
At precisely 12:02 PM Western Indonesian Time (WIB), the entire allocation of 20,000 tickets for the highly anticipated encounter between the Garuda National Team and La Albiceleste on the inaugural day of public ticket sales had been completely reserved by eager fans.
The online ticket sales platform for the general public became accessible at 11:00 AM WIB, although the purchasing and payment processes could only commence at 12:00 PM WIB. It is worth noting that the process slightly differed for customers of BRI bank, who were granted the privilege of immediate transactions once the ticket sales link was made available.
Nevertheless, it is remarkable to observe that ticket enthusiasts encountered no major difficulties in accessing the ticket sales website, indicative of the robust infrastructure in place to handle the significant demand.
Erick Thohir, the Chairman of the All Indonesia Football Association (PSSI), has shared valuable insights regarding the ticketing process. In collaboration with Tiket.com as the authorized third-party ticket vendor, PSSI has allocated approximately 60,000 tickets for members of the general public who aspire to witness the exhilarating FIFA Matchday clash between Indonesia and Argentina.
Erick Thohir emphasized that each day of the three-day ticket sales period, from June 5th to 7th, 2023, had an allocation of 20,000 tickets. This well-thought-out distribution strategy aims to ensure fairness and equal opportunity for football enthusiasts across the nation.
Consequently, prospective attendees of the highly anticipated match against Argentina, scheduled to take place on June 19, 2023, at the illustrious Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium, still have an exceptional chance to vie for the remaining 20,000 tickets, which are scheduled to be released for sale on the subsequent day, Wednesday (7/6/2023).
Allow us to present a comprehensive breakdown of the ticket pricing options provided for this momentous occasion:
- Category 3: Priced at IDR 600,000, this tier offers a remarkable match experience at an affordable price point.
- Category 2: Priced at IDR 1.2 million, this ticket category provides spectators with enhanced amenities and seating options.
- Category 1: Priced at IDR 2.5 million, this premium tier ensures an exclusive and upscale match-viewing experience.
- West-East VIP: With a price tag of IDR 4.25 million, this top-tier option guarantees an unparalleled level of luxury and comfort for VIP attendees.
It is evident that the Indonesian community’s anticipation and fervor surrounding this landmark event are unparalleled, further solidifying the nation’s passion for football and its unwavering support for the national team.